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Nature volume 155, page 122 (27 January 1945) | Download Citation



THERE are very few naturalists who can with certainty distinguish British bats in flight. It even comes as a surprise to many to learn that there are twelve species in Great Britain. The chief reason British bats have been so neglected is that they appear, except at rare intervals, at dusk and before dawn, and are therefore very difficult to observe. Apart from this, they live, as a rule, in rather inaccessible places, and most of their daylight haunts are dark.

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